Call for Submissions
We are pleased to invite submissions to CogSci2006, the Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, to be held in Vancouver, Canada, July 26-29, 2006. This is the premier series of conferences in cognitive science. Cognitive science pursues a scientific understanding of the mind through all available methodologies, notably those of anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, education, linguistics, logic, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology, in whatever combinations that are most appropriate to the topic at hand.
Each year, in addition to submitted papers, we invite speakers who help to highlight some aspect of cognitive science. This year, we highlight Learning: Tackling Both Implicit and Explicit Processes.
In accordance with this emphasis, this year's plenary speakers will be:
Invited symposia will provide more explorations of the topic:
All submissions (except Member Posters) due: February 1, 2006 (end of the day)
Acceptance notifications: April 15, 2006
Final camera-ready copies due: May 15, 2006
Submissions of Member Poster abstracts due (in the final form; no further revisions possible): May 1, 2006 (end of the day)
Acceptance notifications for Member Poster abstracts: May 15, 2006
Final camera-ready copies of Member Poster abstracts due: May 30, 2006
Cognitive science pursues a scientific understanding of the mind through all available methodologies, notably those of anthropology, artificial intelligence, computer science, education, linguistics, logic, neuroscience, philosophy, and psychology, in whatever combinations that are most appropriate to the topic at hand. The aim of this year's conference will be to represent this full breadth of research in the cognitive sciences, leading to useful mutual interactions. All contributions should be addressed to an interdisciplinary audience.
STANDARD ORAL PRESENTATION PAPERS: 20-minute oral presentations, which if accepted will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings.
STANDARD POSTER PAPERS: standard poster presentations, which if accepted will be published as 6-page papers in the Proceedings.
MEMBER POSTERS/ABSTRACTS: poster presentations, which will be published in the Proceedings as one-page abstracts but can only be presented by members of the Cognitive Science Society (almost guaranteed to be accepted). At the time of poster presentation, you must be a member of the Society (so you must become a member before the conference). Please see http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org for information about membership in the Cognitive Science Society.
PUBLICATION-BASED PRESENTATIONS: 20-minute oral presentations by active researchers with a track record of publishing on the topics of their proposed presentations, which if accepted will be published in the Proceedings as one-page abstracts.
SYMPOSIA: 90-minute presentations, including three or more well-integrated talks on a common topic and possibly a discussant, which if accepted will be published as one-page abstracts in the Proceedings.
TUTORIALS/WORKSHOPS: a program of 1/2 day or whole day (3 or 6 hour) tutorials and workshops will be offered the day prior to the body of the conference. A one-page description will be published in the proceedings.
Submissions for standard oral papers, standard poster papers, and symposia will be reviewed by an international panel of experts according to the following criteria: Significance; Relevance to a Broad Audience of Cognitive Science Researchers; Originality; Technical Merit; and Clarity of Presentation.
All submissions for standard oral papers, standard poster papers, member posters/abstracts, publication-based talks, and symposia should be submitted according to the instructions, which appear at http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/submissions.html Electronic templates are provided. We will unfortunately not be able to accept material not submitted on these templates.
For tutorial/workshop submissions, see the tutorial/workshop pages. Go to http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/
Note the deadlines for receipt of submission materials above. Authors whose submissions are accepted on the regular program and to appear in the Proceedings may be notified in time to return final versions of their Proceedings contributions by late April. Publication is subject to meeting deadlines and format requirements.
Sumissions that do not contain all of the required information or do not fit all the specifications, including length, described in the instructions (which is available at http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006) will not be considered.
For information about conference registration, check out http://www.cognitivesciencesociety.org after March 1st, 2006. For information about conference travel and housing, check out http://www.cogsci.rpi.edu/~rsun/cogsci2006/local.html after March 1st, 2006. Please do not direct queries about conference registration, travel, or lodging to any of the above email addresses.